F1 ready to talk over Belgian ‘farce’

F1 Beglian GP Fiasco

Formula 1 bosses are open to engage teams and FIA after Belgian Grand Prix ‘farce’. F1 is ready to discuss changes to the regulations after a strong reaction from the teams.

Michael Masi, FIA and F1 race director, called off the race at Spa-Francorchamps. Heavy rainfall caused dangerous racing conditions and the race ended with just two laps behind a safety car. F1 teams unwelcome the result and point declaration and has criticized the move.

Lewis Hamilton, seven times world champion, took the matter to social media. He like many others expressed his discontent over the decision. He criticized F1 for preferring money over fans happiness.

“Today was a farce and the only people to lose out are the fans who have paid good money to watch us race,” Hamilton on Instagram.

Stefano Domenicali, F1 CEO, admitted that Belgian GP result was far from ideal. But he showed his eagerness to work with all stakeholders to work on all possible changes to the regulations.

The changes would ensure the stoppage of Belgian GP fiasco. It would ensure clarity and agreement of team which will define future course of action on such a scenario.

This move would most likely attract teams to prevent repetition. Zak Brown, McLaren boss, supported the idea and considered the Belgian GP result as incorrect.

Brown shared his opinion in a video on Twitter. He said: “The regulations state that after you do a few laps it can be called a race. I think that needs to be reviewed.

“I don’t think there is anyone who would argue the weather was safe to race in, but we need a better solution as a sport when that type of situation happens. The outcome should not be a race after three laps behind a safety car.

“That is what the rules say but that now needs to be reviewed by all of us. To learn from today and realise that we if are given that type of situation, what would we do differently to make sure the outcome is everyone gets their race in. Whether that is the following day or it comes back.

“I don’t think anyone would say it felt right calling that a race, so we will work on this and hope that something like this doesn’t happen again.”

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